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Open Source PhD: November 2018

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This month marked the LAST SEMESTER OF PHD COURSEWORK for me. I completed another draft of my second year project, a revise and resubmit (accepted!), and got my comprehensive exam reading lists approved. I also spent a lot of time writing and thinking about the Amazon Echo’s role as a provider of legal testimony. Phew. Hopefully I won’t read a single book in December.


Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press.
Beck, J. (2018, November 26). The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor.’ Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/11/arlie-hochschild-housework-isnt-emotional-labor/576637/
Bennett, J. (2010). Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
Costanza-Chock, S. (2018). Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice (SSRN Scholarly Paper No. ID 3189696). Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3189696
Galič, M., Timan, T., & Koops, B.-J. (2017). Bentham, Deleuze and Beyond: An Overview of Surveillance Theories from the Panopticon to Participation. Philosophy & Technology, 30(1), 9–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-016-0219-1
Gottlieb, K. (n.d.). Cultural Appropriation in Contemporary Neopaganism and Witchcraft.
Gray, D. (2017). The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance. In The Fourth Amendment in an Age of Surveillance (pp. 249–294). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Koetsier, J. (2018, August 2). Amazon Echo, Google Home Installed Base Hits 50 Million; Apple Has 6% Market Share, Report Says. Retrieved November 18, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2018/08/02/amazon-echo-google-home-installed-base-hits-50-million-apple-has-6-market-share-report-says/
Kolitz, D. (n.d.). Would a BDSM Sex Robot Violate Asimov’s First Law of Robotics? Retrieved November 12, 2018, from https://gizmodo.com/would-a-bdsm-sex-robot-violate-asimovs-first-law-of-rob-1829595067
Love in another dimension: Japanese man ‘marries’ Hatsune Miku hologram. (2018, November 12). The Japan Times Online. Retrieved from https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/11/12/national/japanese-man-marries-virtual-reality-singer-hatsune-miku-hologram/
Mol, A. (2003). The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice. Durham: Duke University Press.
Reardon, M. (2018, April 5). Alexa, Fitbit and Apple Watch are your digital snitches. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-fitbit-apple-watch-pacemaker-can-testify-against-you-in-court/
Taylor, D. (2003). The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
Watts, A. (2017, April 26). Police use murdered woman’s Fitbit movements to charge her husband - CNN. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/us/fitbit-womans-death-investigation-trnd/index.html